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LEDs are significantly more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescents, but LEDs' upfront cost deters many buyers. A leading LED maker, Osram Opto Semiconductors, says it can significantly reduce the cost of LEDs.
Date: 08/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The price of LEDs has dropped significantly over the past two years. Now the question remains: will the price of LEDs continue to drop, increase, or plateau? The article looks at three market drivers to answer this question.
Date: 08/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Shuji Nakamura, the 2006 Millennium Prize winner, along with his colleagues James Speck and Steven DenBaars have created the "first LED on the market to be grown on a GaN substrate." Technology Academy Finland features an article on the researchers' latest LED innovations.
Date: 09/18/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Falling LED prices are yielding an unexpected bonanza for system developers: a “virtual” gain in device efficiency, which can be as much as 50 percent, or even more in some cases.
Date: 09/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area opened a new net-zero visitor center -- the first of its kind. The building is equipped with LED lighting and solar panels. The article also includes other LED news.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
Major retailers -- including IKEA, Home Depot, Best Buy, among others -- have vowed to phase out all incandescent and fluorescent lights in their stores and on their shelves to LED-only lighting.
Date: 10/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 put a ban on incandescent light bulbs. The 100-watt light bulb was phased out last January. Starting this week, the 75-watt incandescent is being taken off shelves.
Date: 01/08/2013
Type: Article
Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify an LED, so it is more than one and a half times more efficient than the conventional LED.
Date: 01/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED prices have dramatically fallen causing an increase in LED sales. According to Navigant Research, this will promote the adoption of lighting controls and drive technological advancement for lighting controls.
Date: 08/23/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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